The Miscellany Of Seasons – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo: Borannup Forest, an autumnal hue.

 

The Miscellany Of Seasons

I sat in the sun
as summer gave way to autumn while
I listened to the earth’s perambulation
as Solomon waxed lyrical
about all manner of things binary,
I drifted off at some point
becoming more aware of
how things blend and meld
how discontinuity and dissonance
are ever turning in my days
and how perennial experience can be
in the cycles of life,
most especially when we think we’re done
with all of that stuff,
I was struck by the miscellany of seasons
and how nature turns up
without Gregorian appointment
in a kairosian space
where all is awakening
and where peace with everything
is never too late.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Note: Καιρος (Kairos) is a Greek word from ancient times that carries the meaning of opportune time, more specifically in Jewish and Christian thinking it carries the meaning of God’s timing. I have bent the word to make kairosian.

Paul, pvcan.com

28 Comments

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28 responses to “The Miscellany Of Seasons – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the imagery, Paul.

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  2. Yes…”where peace with everything is never too late”

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  3. Tom Darby

    Love that word…’kairosian.’

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  4. What strikes me about the poem is the juxtaposition between the body, which is still, and the mind, which is deep-diving. Excellent.

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  5. Beverly Crawford

    A thoughtful and evocative write.

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  6. Lovely…especially “kairosian” and “without Gregorian appointment”…a good beginning of Lent meditation for me!

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  7. Waxing on all things binary — made me smile.

    And these lines especially resonated with me:
    “I was struck by the miscellany of seasons
    and how nature turns up
    without Gregorian appointment
    in a kairosian space
    where all is awakening
    and where peace with everything
    is never too late.”

    So glad you posted to the prompt!

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  8. Nice phrase “kairosian space” and the thought at the end that peace is never too late.

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  9. Now that was special 🙂💕 I loved it Paul

    Like

  10. Excellent poem, Paul. Thought-provoking and informative.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Lyn CANNON

    Deep wisdom and big words!!

    >

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